Course Title: Atomic structure and bonding

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: CHEM5021

Course Title: Atomic structure and bonding

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3209 - Certificate III in Science

Course Contact: Judith McCann

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8366

Course Contact Email: judith.mccann@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Christine Andrews

christine.andrews@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide learners with basic understanding of the atom, it’s structure and bonding and the Periodic Table. This would provide the learner with an introduction that could lead to further studies in chemistry.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAM082 Atomic structure and bonding

Element:

1 Apply the particle theory of matter

2 Use the Bohr-Rutherford model of the atom to explain the structure of an atom

3 Use knowledge of periodicity and bonding to explain the chemical and physical properties of common elements and compounds

4 Derive systematic names and formulae for simple inorganic compounds

 

Performance Criteria:


1.1 Use appropriate terminology to discuss classification and properties of matter
1.2 Account for the states of matter and their common properties in terms of the particle theory of matter
1.3 Distinguish between physical and chemical changes
1.4 Relate the properties of materials to their uses
1.5 Classify pure substances into elements and compounds on the basis of their properties and the particle theory of matter


2.1 Identify the principal sub-atomic particles together with mass, relative mass and charge
2.2 Relate the shell/energy level structure of an atom to its electron configuration in the ground state
2.3 Explain the structure of the modern periodic table
2.5 Identify the relationship between the electronic configuration of an atom and its position in the periodic table
2.6 Identify atomic property trends in the periodic table


3.1 Identify stable electron configurations with reference to atoms of the noble gases and use this model to predict likely gain or loss of electrons for main group metallic and non-metallic atoms
3.2 Explain ionic, covalent and metallic bonding using common examples and predict the likely nature of bonding in elements and binary compounds
3.3 Use the concept of electronegativity to identify polar covalent bond
3.4 Use electron dot diagrams to represent the transfer of electrons in ionic bonding
3.5 Use electron dot and dash diagrams to represent the bonding in and structure of simple molecules
3.6 Use the nature of bonding in an element or compound to predict or account for some of their physical properties


4.1 Determine correct chemical formulae for binary compounds using basic valency concept
4.2 Identify binary, ionic and molecular compounds
4.3 Determine correct chemical formulae and names for acids, bases and salts



Learning Outcomes


Competency based


Details of Learning Activities

Lectures

Group discussions/activities

Practical experiments


Teaching Schedule

eekDate
Week Starting
Topic
111/7/11 Matter/Changes of state/Mixtures
218/7/11 The structure of an atom /(Prac Assessment 1)
325/711 Periodic Table/ Electron configuration
41/8/11 (Prac Assessment 2) Metallic bonding/ Ionic bonding/Chemical formulae
58/8/11 Mid term assessment/ Covalent bonding
615/8/11 Polar/non polar bonding/ (Prac Assessment 3)
722/8/11 Valencies/Naming molecules/Intermolecular bonding
829/8/11 Revision/Giant covalent networks
95/9/11Acids/bases salts (Prac) /Exam
  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Tests

Practical assessment


Assessment Tasks

• Mid-term Quiz- 20%
• Practical Reports- 30%
• Exam- 50%

A pass is required for all assessment tasks


Assessment Matrix

Other Information


The 50 hours allowed for this unit are allocated as follows

● Class theory -27 hours
● Practical Activities - 8 hours
● Research work / report completion-12  hours
● Theory Test - 3 hour

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